Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

SA COVID response updates 20.11.2020

South Australia’s a circuit breaker shutdown has been updated reverting to lifting several restrictions from 12:01 am Sunday22 November 2020.

The following list is not complete, as some details are yet to be finalised but are current at the time of this post.

Effective immediately:

• Exercise in family groups/people you live with is now allowed

From 12:01 am Sunday, 22 November 2020 (midnight Saturday night):

• Density at premises - 1 person per 4 square metres will apply
• Non essential businesses can open
• Fast food/takeaway, supermarkets can open
• Updated gathering provision numbers being: 
Onsite purchase and consumption of food and beverages - 100 people maximum and no more than 10 people at each table.
Funerals - 50 people maximum
Weddings - 150 people maximum and registration of all guests with SA Health
Religious ceremonies (not including a wedding or funeral) - 100 people maximum
Private gatherings - 50 people maximum
Private residence - 10 people per house (unless more than 10 people permanently reside at the residence)
• No dancing or vertical consumption
• Elective surgery
• Personal care workers will need to wear masks.
• Gyms are permitted to reopen
• Golf permitted
• Masks are not mandatory but are strongly recommended especially in situations where you cannot socially distance.

 

You will need to wait for further information in relation to this however, if you have any pressing questions in relation to COVID-19 information please contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website or the SA Coronavirus Q&A website


SA COVID response updates 19.11.2020

South Australia will be implementing a circuit breaker from 12:01 am Thursday, 19 November 2020 for the next 6 days aiming to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

South Australia will pause, and people will need to remain at home for the next 6 days.

Bookkeepers impact – you must work from home, only leave to obtain ESSENTIAL information that cannot be retrieved via electronic means.

Encourage clients to scan, upload documentation and provide via email, particularly in relation to essential processing of payroll and supplier payments required for at least the next 6 days.

The following list is not complete, as some details are yet to be finalised but are current at the time of this post.

The following will be permitted to remain OPERATIONAL to maintain critical services only:

  • Critical infrastructure including power, telecommunications, water
  • Supermarkets for essential food
  • Bottle shops
  • Medical supplies and medical services
  • Public transport
  • Airport and essential freight
  • Petrol stations
  • Post Offices and Banking institutions
  • Childcare and schools for essential services workers only
  • Veterinary
  • Essential agriculture services
  • Factories remain open for essential machinery upkeep and production of essential products only
  • Mining and smelting for continuity and to prevent damage.

People will only be able to leave their homes for the following reasons:

  • To go to work as an emergency services worker or to worker providing essential services
  • For agricultural work
  • To receive medical care including seeking COVID-19 testing
  • To obtain medical supplies
  • One person from the household once a day to attend supermarkets to obtain essential supplies
  • Organised end of life visits
  • In an emergency situation.

***NOTE YOU CAN NOT LEAVE YOUR HOME TO EXERCISE.

The following businesses will CLOSE:

  • Takeaway food services
  • Shops (excluding essential food services)
  • Universities and tertiary education facilities
  • Pubs, restaurants, cafés, and food courts
  • Elective surgery, except cancer
  • Open inspections and auctions
  • Fly in fly out worker
  • Aged care and disability facilities will go into lockdown
  • Construction industry
  • Holiday homes and other holiday accommodation and no further bookings
  • Wedding and funerals cancelled and banned
  • Outdoor sport/fitness/exercise not permitted
  • Regional travel not permitted

You will need to wait for further information in relation to this however, if you have any pressing questions in relation to COVID-19 information please contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website or the SA Coronavirus Q&A website

  • Updated 20 November 2020
    19th November 2020
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